Behold those that have inspired me to create.
Each muse now wields a piece of art that was influenced by their uniqueness.
Brittany is a writer and poet that is eclectically woven into the art-scene of her city. A Non-Fiction Editor of IDK Magazine, she helps select written work that “disobeys social norms [and] empowers the collective body of future humanity” to be published online for the millennial generation. Brittany also teaches creative writing classes at rehabilitation centers in Pittsburgh: using tarot cards, fairy tales and magical realism to encourage women to write about their addiction and trauma.
“Superstition” earrings were created just for her. They were inspired by Brittany’s fashion versatility: her ability to transition between ensembles like a flowing dress and sunhat to breeches and a blazer is a skill that she has nailed down. This set features a single garnet stone, a hazy green marble bead, an amber-colored bead, copper wire and strands of copper chain. They were made to be worn with any outfit Brittany might construct.
Raven is a feminist blogger and writer that has a penchant for the Beat Generation. She was recently published in the book “Out of the Shadows: Beat Women Are Not Beaten Women” and was a featured speaker at the European Beat Studies Network Conference in Brussels. In her spare time, she loves to Cosplay, participates in Circus exercise classes, travels the world and gives lots of love to her roommate’s dog, Knuckles.
“The Curious Night” was created just for her. It was inspired by her love of Peter Pan (as well as many other androgynous characters in the media) and her ability to rock a bow tie underneath a sport coat. This piece features a brass key with a simple amber-colored bead, which serves as the pendant for this lovely long, black suede necklace wrapped in a rusted bronze wire.
Want to be featured recipient of A Paradigm By Design jewelry? Send a message and tell me about yourself! As of January 2016, all prices are negotiable and determined on a case-by-case basis.